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What is ALEKS Math Assessment?

ALEKS is a powerful artificial intelligence (AI)-based assessment software product the zeros in on the student's mathematical strengths and weaknesses, reports its findings, and then if necessary provides a learning module to improve the student's knowledge and skill. ALEKS will ask between 25 and 35 questions, none of which are multiple choice. Before beginning the assessment, students will complete an online tutorial so they know how to enter answers in ALEKS. The tutorial and placement may take up to 90 minutes to complete.

If students take the test remotely, they are expected to take the ALEKS placement assessment without assistance from another person or resource. Results from ALEKS will lead to placement in a mathematics course. If students complete the assessment using assistance, there is a strong chance that they will perform poorly in their mathematics course and have to pay tuition fees to retake it.

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How Do I Access My ALEKS Modules?

ALEKS will automatically route you to the appropriate Learning Module based on your placement score. 

  • Students will be placed into the mathematics course indicated by their performance on the ALEKS placement assessment. You may improve your placement score by completing a six week ALEKS learning module, then registering for a reassessment on your campus. This is the only way to change your placement to a different mathematics course.
  • Completing the six week learning module is highly recommended for ALL students because this will increase the likelihood of success in their mathematics course.

To complete the learning module, please visit the ALEKS and Placement Assessments section, found by selecting Student / Resources from the main menu in Flashline.

ALEKS Single Assessment Score Placement:
0% - 9% 00020: Pre-Algebra
10% - 24% 00021: Basic Algebra I
25% - 34% 00022: Basic Algebra II; 100040: Introductory Statistics Plus; 10050: Quantitive Reasoning Plus

35% - 44%

*Majors Needing Math

10041: Introductory Statistics; 10051: Quantitative Reasoning; 11008: Explorations in Modern Math

*10675: Algebra for Calculus Boost; or 10771 Basic Math Concepts I Plus; or 10772: Modeling Algebra Plus

45% - 54%

*Majors Needing Math

11009: Modeling Algebra; or 14001: Basic Mathematical Concepts I

*10775: Algebra for Calculus Plus; or 11009: Modeling Algebra; or 14001 Basic Math Concepts

55% - 66% 11010: Algebra for Calculus
67% - 77% 11012: Intuitive Calculus; or 11022: Trigonometry; or : Calculus with Pre-Calculus I
78% - 100% 12002: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I; or 12021: Calculus for Life Sciences

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How Do I Improve My ALEKS Scores?

Here is the recommended way to improve your ALEKS score.

Students will be placed into the mathematics course indicated by their performance on the ALEKS placement assessment.

Students who need a higher placement score will need to enroll in a six week learning module, then complete a reassessment. This is the only way to change placement into a different mathematics course. Click here to determine the appropriate learning module.

Completing the six week learning module is highly recommended for ALL students because doing so will increase the likelihood of success in their mathematics course.

All reassessments need to be taken on a Kent State campus.

The first placement assessment, a six week learning module, and one reassessment are available to all incoming students free of charge.

If you'd like to learn more about ALEKS and/or sign up for an optional free trial, visit www.aleks.com.

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How Do I Take the ALEKS Reassessment?

Where to take your reassessment.

Your reassessment needs to be taken on one of our campuses. Once you have worked through the six week learning module, make an appointment for a reassessment at any Kent State University Campus.

How to change your registration after a reassessment.

If your new score requires a different starting course, you will need to contact your advisor to adjust your schedule.

Contact your assigned advisor through the Student Services Office at 440-964-4217 or through email.

To find and email your assigned advisor follow the steps below:

  • Log into FlashLine
  • Select the Student Tools and Courses tab
  • Find your Assigned Advisor in the Academic Profile column
  • Click the envelop icon to email your Assigned Advisor

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